Hurricane force winds created some major waves at Cape Scott Provincial Park on the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
Cape Scott Lighthouse Keeper Harvey Humchitt Jr. captured video of the incredible waves taken at different locations around Cape Scott during the Jan. 17 storm.
Environment Canada had issued wind warnings for all coastal areas spanning the length of the Island on both sides.
“The winds hit 80 knots (148 km/hr) and the seas got up to 12 meters (39 ft). Over 75 mm of rain fell,” said Humchitt Jr., adding that despite the strong winds this was not the strongest winds they’ve ever had at Cape Scott.
“The strongest winds were over 160 km/hr. and the largest seas were about 30+ meters, quite a few years ago,” said Humchitt Jr.
“With the effects of global warming, these storms will only get stronger and last longer,” he added.
About Cape Scott:
Cape Scott Provincial Park is an area of rugged coastal wilderness that is located at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, 563 kilometres from Victoria.
Established in 1973 and named after the site of a lighthouse that has guided mariners since 1960, Cape Scott is characterized by more than 115 kilometres of scenic ocean frontage, including about 30 kilometres of spectacular remote beaches.